Lot 30
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Mani Luki (Harry Carpenter Wommatakimmi) circa 1905-1980

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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Description

  • Mani Luki (Harry Carpenter Wommatakimmi)
  • Untitled, Purukapali
  • Natural earth pigments on carved wood
  • 38.7cm high

Provenance

Executed on Bathurst or Melville Island, circa 1950s

Sotheby’s, African and Oceanic Art, New York, 19 November, 1999, lot 187A, (NO7390)

Acquired from the above sale, the Sotheby’s catalogue entry remarks that the figure was possibly acquired from ethnographic art dealer Julius Carlebach in New York in the late 1940s.

Fiona Brockhoff, Melbourne

Exhibited

Open Air: Portraits in the Landscape, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 3 December 2008 - 1 March 2009

Catalogue Note

Cf. Mountford, The Tiwi: Their Art, Myth and Ceremony, 1954 for further discussion.
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